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Georgia’s Digital Economy with Google, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

September 16, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm



At Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Hosted by Google and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Registration is FREE
September 16, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  


8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast & Registration/Product Demos/Networking
●       Product Demos include Google Glass, Chromebooks and Pixel

8:30 – 8: 45 Opening Welcome Remarks
●       Lilyn Hester, Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S. Region, Google
●       Representative Ed Setzler, Chairman, House Science and Technology Committee

8:45 – 9:15 Opening Keynote Speaker: The Innovation Ecosystem Fueling Economic Growth
●       Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology 

9:15 – 10:15 Entrepreneurship Panel – Where does Georgia Lead and Lag?
●       Moderator:
○     Dr. Sam Franklin, Sr. Analytical Lead, Retail Industry Chairman, Atlanta Community Affairs, Google
●       Panelists:
○     Palaniswamy “Raj” Rajan, President, TIE Atlanta, Chairman & CEO, Virima Technologies
○     Dr. Paul Judge, Chief Research Officer & VP, Barracuda Networks
○     David Cummings, Founder & Owner, Atlanta Technology Village

10:15 – 10:25 Break

10:25 – 11:00 Patent Troll Panel – Threat to Innovation
●       Moderator:
○     Matthew Levy, Patent Counsel, Computer & Communication Industry Association (CCIA)
●       Panelists:
○     John Harris, Senior Partner, Morris Manning & Martin, LLP
○     Dr. Steve Vicinanza, CEO, BlueWave Computing, LLC

11:00 – 11:20 Education and Technology – Personalized Learning for Every Child
●       Speaker:
○     Bob Swiggum, Chief Information Officer, Georgia Department of Education

11:20 – 11:30 Closing Remarks 

The conference location is Room 236, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, 84 5th Street NW, Atlanta.  A continental breakfast is available starting at 8:00am.
Registration is FREE but advance registration is required; seating is limited. 
Attendees can register here: https://live-gppf.pantheonsite.io/sept-16-event-focuses-on-georgias-digital-economy/
Parking will be available in the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center deck with entry off Spring Street one-half block south of Fifth Street. Attendees are responsible for their own parking charges.
Media representatives who wish to attend must contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or .


Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
800 Spring St NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308 United States